Career Posting - SESSIONAL FACULTY - CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites applications for the following teaching position to be offered in the 2022 - 23 fall session.

Date of Posting: See Mosaic Posting Dates

Department Contact: Tanja Petrovic (petrovt@mcmaster.ca)

Course Name(s)/Number(s): CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Term: September 6 2022 - December 22, 2022
Number of Section(s) Available: 1
Number of Units per Section: 3
Location: In-person with possible on-line components
Projected Enrollment: 400
Projected TA Support: 8
Wage Rate* $7,630.55 as per schedule "A" of the CUPE Local 3906 Unit 1 Collective Agreement
Start Time and Duration: September - December 2022
Course Description/Relevant Employment Duties:

Single term Introductory Organic Chemistry offering for students in engineering, biomedical sciences, health sciences and life sciences streams. Topics covered include structure and bonding, acids and bases, conformations and stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and reactivity of organic molecules including addition, substitution, elimination, carbonyl, and nucleophilic acyl substitution reactions.

Three lectures, one tutorial; first term

Required Qualifications: Ph.D preferred, or equivalent combination of graduate education and experience in organic chemistry

Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

*Supplemented Fees- 15.02(a) The employee may be eligible to receive supplemented fees in accordance with Schedule C of the Collective Agreement. The actual rate of pay when in excess of the base rate of pay is deemed to include any supplemented fees owing, to the extent of the excess amount. If the actual rate of pay is less than the sum of the base rate of pay and the supplemented fees owing, then the employee shall receive the difference

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online, and include the following:

A cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position (including your address, phone number, and email address) and emphasizing your experience with the material to be taught.

A resume listing your academic qualifications and relevant employment experience.

Information necessary to determine your current and aggregate seniority (as defined by Article 20 of the Unit 2 Collective Agreement). Questions may be directed to CUPE 3906 (905-525-9140 Ext. 24003).

Names and contact information of two references.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/vaccination-mandate/. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

Career Posting - INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (III)

The Department of Chemistry and Chemial Biology is looking for an Insructional Assistant (III)

Job ID 46401

https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (III) - Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Location - Central Campus
Open Date - 06/13/2022
Job Type - Continuing
Close Date - 07/03/2022

Unifor Unit 1, Staff


Salary Grade/Band

Grade 9

Salary Range - $27.00 - $41.74 (hourly)
Hours per Week - 35
Posting Details - Schedule Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Education Level Master's Degree in a relevant field of study
Career Level Requires 3 years of relevant experience

Unit Description:

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a contingent of 29 full-time faculty members, conducts leading-edge research and top-tier training of undergraduate and graduate students. We offer undergraduate programs in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Sustainable Chemistry, including co-operative education options. We offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation for both education and research, and maintain rich collaborative relationships with many departments across campus.

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing pedagogical and technical support to instructors, teaching assistants and students. Designs and modifies laboratory experiments, tutorial sessions, and lesson plans in accordance with the curriculum priorities of the instructor within an academic unit, department, or faculty. Forecasts operating budgets for lab and tutorial courses. Ongoing responsibility for supervising up to nine (9) Teaching Assistants.

Purpose and Key Functions:

• Design, adapt, and modify laboratory experiments and tutorial sessions.

• Modify and adapt test procedures and equipment to meet specialized requirements.

• Forecast budgets and proposed expenditures for new program proposals, and for operating lab and tutorial courses.

• Write and design lesson plans in accordance to the curriculum priorities of the instructor.

• Provide formal supervision to teaching assistants and other part-time staff.

• Communicate curriculum to teaching assistants that is to be covered in tutorial sessions.

• Review current educational research literature to ensure curriculum follows best practices in teaching, education and learning.

• Organize and coordinate teaching laboratories, computer-based instruction, and tutorial classes accordingly.

• Introduce and demonstrate labs or tutorial sessions to students.

• Tutor students in programs and assist students with lab work.

• Train others on proper lab techniques, operating laboratory equipment, and on running efficient and effective tutorial sessions.

• Compose test questions and assignments, and prepare solution sheets for review by others.

• Assist staff with the preparation and set up of equipment and supplies for laboratories and tutorial sessions.

• Organize and monitor the on-line learning environment for courses in an academic unit, department, or faculty by ensuring that the appropriate course content information is made available to students.

• Write a variety of documents such as procedure manuals, correspondence, and reports.

• Prepare a variety of lecture materials including presentation slides and handouts.

• Provide guidance, advice, and solutions to teaching assistants when resolving student inquiries.

• Provide teaching assistants with appropriate teaching material as specified by the instructor.

• Ensure accurate grading of assignments is completed by teaching assistants and report discrepancies to the instructor.

• Correspond and meet with students to address concerns related to the course including, but not limited to, the resolution of contested grades.

• Liaise with instructors, teaching assistants, and students to ensure information within the academic unit is understood by all parties.

• Exchange technical and scientific information amongst colleagues.

• Operate, adjust, and maintain a variety of equipment and instruments.

• Troubleshoot equipment and perform minor repairs. Ensure major repair requests are escalated to the appropriate area.

• Assign tutorials to teaching assistants and arrange teaching assistant office hours.

• Section classes at the beginning of the year, dealing with all scheduling changes, room reservations, and scheduling conflicts.

• Assess the need for laboratory equipment and provide recommendations for the acquisition of materials and equipment.

• Calibrate laboratory equipment according to established calibration standards.

• Collect, track, and safeguard student marks and tests.

• Calculate student marks and submit final grades to appropriate areas.

• Input, maintain, and verify information in a variety of databases and spreadsheets.

• Pipette a variety of reagents and media.

• Prepare chemical reagents and biomedical media according to formulae and assume responsibility for accuracy in the preparation and standardization of solutions.

• Ensure that all laboratory waste is disposed of according to established policies and procedures.

Supervision: Ongoing responsibility for supervising up to 9 casual employees at any one time.

Requirements:
Master's degree in a relevant field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/vaccination-mandate/. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

Career Posting - LabStores Associate - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is looking for a LabStores Associate

Job ID 46168

https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/

Unit Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a contingent of 29 full-time faculty members, conducts leading-edge research and top-tier training of undergraduate and graduate students.  We offer undergraduate programs in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Sustainable Chemistry, including co-operative education options.  We offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation for both education and research, and maintain rich collaborative relationships with many departments across campus.  

Job Summary:    The LabStores Associate optimizes the in-store shopping experience by creating a clean, organized and inviting shopping environment. This role ensures merchandise is rotated, cleaned and maintained on a regular basis and re-stocked in a timely fashion with merchandise flowing seamlessly between receiving, the sales floor and storage locations. Responsible for organizing stock in storage areas, ensuring HECMET (Higher Education Cooperative for Hazardous Material and Equipment Tracking) is updated appropriately.

Purpose and Key Functions:    
•    Responsible for receiving items; ensure all merchandise has been received in the inventory management system prior to moving it out of the receiving area and into the appropriate storage location. 
•    Review receiving logs against incoming shipments and follow-up on any issues for resolution. 
•    Ensure merchandise is accurately tagged and secured. 
•    Perform regular sales floor maintenance such as filling, organizing, rotating merchandise, and dusting. 
•    Assist buyers with merchandise returns by preparing accurate paperwork, packaging goods to be shipped and coordinating ship dates with the receiving department. 
•    Maintain ongoing and proactive communication with Oversight Committee about various issues such as delivery timelines, new arrivals, product placement/ features and sell-throughs. 
•    Maintain and communicate standards regarding use and storage of merchandise and display fixtures and for transporting merchandise between receiving, sales floor, and storage areas. 
•    Communicate core goods and best sellers to Oversight Committee, as well as customer feedback. 
•    Facilitate the movement of goods between various on campus locations (e.g. ethanol). 
•    Be familiar with and actively support the store's loss prevention guidelines and inform security of any suspicious or unusual activity. 
•    Model high service standards by greeting and actively engaging customers on the sales floor to determine needs, locate products, and make product suggestions. 
•    Update, maintain, and verify information in the inventory management system. 
•    Provide policy and procedure information to others. 
•    Write a variety of documents such as procedural manuals, policy documents, correspondence and minutes. 
•    Collect, verify and format data for input into a variety of spreadsheets and databases. 
•    Format, word process, edit and proofread a variety of documents and materials. 
•    Apply standard mathematical skills such as formulas and equations to perform a variety of calculations. 

Requirements:    
2 years Community College diploma in a relevant field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

Assets:         
Experience handling chemical is considered an asset.
Health and Safety training and knowledge is an asset.

How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679
to communicate accommodation needs.

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/vaccination-mandate/. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

RESEARCHER RECOGNIZED AS UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR

Congratulations to Jose Moran-Mirabal on being named a 2022 University Scholar.

Jose Moran-MirabalJose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Founding Scientific Director of the Centre for Advancing Light Microscopy and Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanostructured Materials.

"I would like to thank all the students and trainees, collaborators and colleagues for all the work and support that have made our research and academic endeavours so successful," says Jose.

Jose is among six mid-career McMaster researchers to be named University Scholars. Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars with a demonstrated commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, excellence in education and pedagogy and to serving local and global communities. 

Jose is joining distinguished company. Other researchers from the Faculty of Science who have been named University Scholars include Graham Scott, Laura Parker, Joanna Wilson, Paul McNicholas, Maikel Rheinstadter, Marie Elliot and Paul Ayers.

RESEARCHER RECOGNIZED AS UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR

Congratulations to Jose Moran-Mirabal on being named a 2022 University Scholar.

Jose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Founding Scientific Director of the Centre for Advancing Light Microscopy and Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanostructured Materials.

"I would like to thank all the students and trainees, collaborators and colleagues for all the work and support that have made our research and academic endeavours so successful," says Jose.

Jose is among six mid-career McMaster researchers to be named University Scholars. Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars with a demonstrated commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, excellence in education and pedagogy and to serving local and global communities. 

Jose is joining distinguished company. Other researchers from the Faculty of Science who have been named University Scholars include Graham Scott, Laura Parker, Joanna Wilson, Paul McNicholas, Maikel Rheinstadter, Marie Elliot and Paul Ayers.

Jose Moran-Mirabal is One of Six McMaster Researchers Recognized as University Scholars

Six McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars 



University Scholars have distinguished themselves internationally and demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, as well as excellence in education and serving local and global communities.
MAY 20, 2022

Six McMaster professors have been named 2022 University Scholars, an award that recognizes the achievements of mid-career researchers who are considered global leaders in a number of diverse research areas and academic disciplines.

Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars and have demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, excellence in education and pedagogy, and to serving local and global communities.

Each University Scholar will receive $15,000 each year of the award (up to $60,000), provided by the provost and vice-president academic and the recipient’s dean.

The 2022 University Scholars are:

OLUFEMI AYENI, PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
Ayeni is academic head of orthopaedic surgery at McMaster and the medical director for the CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats and CPL Forge FC . He previously served as the assistant team physician for the NBA New Jersey Nets.

Ayeni has more than 300 academic publications in sport medicine, as well as several textbooks focused on sport medicine/research. A leading authority on hip injuries and conditions in the young adult, he is internationally known for advocating for evidence-based approaches to evaluate and treat hip-related syndromes and conditions.


CHELSEA GABEL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AGING AND SOCIETY
Gabel, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation, balances academic rigour with a sincere desire to drive positive social change through public policy.

Gabel conducts participatory research, defined and shaped in partnership with community members. In turn, the research helps to address challenges confronting Indigenous elders and youth in the face of changes to traditional Indigenous knowledge and health, social, economic and political processes.

Click here to learn more about her research.


MARYAM GHASEMAGHAEI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Ghasemaghaei, the chair of Information Systems in the DeGroote School of Business, studies how organizations can apply advanced technologies — such as big data analysis and artificial intelligence — to make better decisions.

She also works with researchers from other disciplines to study the key factors that impact the process through which leaders successfully pursue new strategic initiatives.

Ghasemaghaei’s multidisciplinary training in marketing, industrial management and information systems allows her to bring a diversified perspective to her research and teaching.

Click here to learn more about her research.


JOSE MORAN-MIRABAL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Moran-Mirabal is the Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nanostructured Materials and the founding scientific director of the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy, a state-of-the-art facility that supports high-quality scientific research and cross-disciplinary research interactions.

He heads the Moran-Mirabal research group, which focuses on the study and application of micro- and nanoscale materials and devices. Moran-Mirabal is also developing application-based courses, where students learn chemical concepts through case studies and interactive tools.

Click here to learn more about his research.


MEHDI NARIMANI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Narimani’s research interests include power conversion, high–power converters, modeling and control of power electronics in power systems, and renewable energy systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 journal and conference proceeding papers, co-authored a Wiley-IEEE Press book and holds several patents. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and heads HiPEL, the High-Power Electronics Lab.

Narimani is the Canada Research Chair in High-Power Converters. Click here to learn more about his work.


ZENA SAMAAN, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCES
Samaan is a core faculty member at the Population Genomics Program and Peter Boris Centre for Addiction Research. Her research and clinical interests centre on the interface between psychiatry and medicine — such as the interconnectedness of depression comorbidity with obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Samaan also studies opioid use disorders, especially the determinants of methadone maintenance treatment response and the comorbidity of psychiatric and addiction disorders. Click her to learn more about her recent research.
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